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KNUST student sets up training centre for underprivileged women

3 months ago By: GQ WAVES News

KNUST student sets up training centre for underprivileged women

A beneficiary of the Mastercard scholarship programme and a final year student Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Estella Obeng, has given a lifeline to a number of deprived young females at Agroyesum in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti region by setting up of a fashion training centre.

It is her hope that the centre will make them self-reliant and reduce instances of teenage pregnancy in the community.

Named the "African Dream School of Fashion," the centre is to give hands-on training to the girls most of whom have dropped out of school due to teenage pregnancy.

The Geography and Rural Development student single-handedly funded the centre with her personal savings from the monthly stipends she received from the Mastercard Foundation.

With support from stakeholders and the provision of five sewing machines from the Member of Parliament for Manso Adubia constituency, Mr Yaw Addo Frimpong, the centre had admitted the first batch of 14 beneficiary trainees.

Ms Obeng advised them to focus on the training and be committed to reaching the top of their chosen vocation.

She urged parents to support the trainees while seizing the opportunity to educate them on the Mastercard Foundation.

An indigene of the community, the final year student expressed appreciation to community leaders as well as friends for the support in setting up the centre.

The District Pastor of the Church of Pentecost, Manso Adubia, Rev Frank Osei Tutu, commended Ms Obeng for her initiative to give back to her community.

He appealed to the business community in the mining town and other stakeholders to support the initiative to enable the KNUST student to expand the project.


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